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Visit the Parris Island Museum

Ooh-rah! Two of the best things about Beaufort, SC, our history & our military, come together in one place: the Parris Island Museum is located at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot on Parris Island in Beaufort, SC.  Exhibits feature the “long and honored history and traditions of the Marine Corps.” Admission is free, and the hours are […]

MCRD Parris Island Recruit Boot Camp

During 1715 an Englishman named Colonel Alexander Parris purchased the island and eight small surrounding islands. Until the Civil War, plantation life flourished here. Marines were first stationed on Parris Island in 1891, in the form of a small security detachment headed by First Sergeant Richard Donovan. His unit was attached to the Naval Station, Port Royal, the […]